Variety 102

 Obverse 2: Weak Base Above 87, Medium Level Date

Reverse B: Die Scratches In Lower Wreath


Obverse 2                                                Reverse B


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                     Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments: Ahwash refers to Obverse 2 as the "normal date" in his Encyclopedia. There is considerable weakness in the base directly above the 8, 7, and 9 digits. There are long die scratches in the leaves on the lower left wreath.

I have found proofs from this die pairing to be the more "common" of the available proof strikes.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PR65 Cameo

1879 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 104a, 105

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